Is there a way to install xbindkeys on rhel 6 based distro?

I want to bind keys from my mouse button to run a script.

  • just yum install xbindkeys should work. – Bart Sep 2 '19 at 10:16
  • No package xbindkeys available. Error: Nothing to do – Christophorus Reyhan Sep 3 '19 at 1:37

The package is not contained in the normal repositories but it is in li.nux.ro.

So, enable the repo (and needed EPEL by Fedora):

yum install epel-release
rpm -Uvh https://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el6/x86_64/nux-dextop-release-0-2.el6.nux.noarch.rpm

Then you can do

yum update
yum install xbindkeys

PS: Please note that whenever you enable a new repository it makes the system a little less secure. However, EPEL and li.nux.ro seem to be well established and probably OK.

  • when I yum update Error: Package: gstreamer-plugins-ugly-0.10.18-4.el6.x86_64 (@rpmfusion-free-updates) Requires: libx264.so.120()(64bit) Removing: x264-libs-0.120-5.20120303.el6.x86_64 (@rpmfusion-free-updates) libx264.so.120()(64bit) Updated By: x264-libs-0.142-7.20140728gitaf8e768.el6.nux.x86_64 (nux-dextop) Not found – Christophorus Reyhan Sep 3 '19 at 1:48
  • and Error: Package: vlc-core-2.1.6-2.el6.nux.x86_64 (nux-dextop) Requires: live555date(x86-64) = 2012.01.25 Installed: live555-0-0.37.2012.04.27.el6.x86_64 (@rpmfusion-free-updates) live555date(x86-64) = 2012.04.27 Available: live555-0-0.34.2012.01.25.el6.nux.x86_64 (nux-dextop) live555date(x86-64) = 2012.01.25 Available: live555-0-0.27.2010.04.09.el6.nux.x86_64 (nux-dextop) Not found – Christophorus Reyhan Sep 3 '19 at 1:49
  • then when i yum install xbindkeys : No package xbindkeys available. Error: Nothing to do – Christophorus Reyhan Sep 3 '19 at 1:49
  • but when i yum repolist, its there : nux-dextop Nux.Ro RPMs for general desktop use 1,603 – Christophorus Reyhan Sep 3 '19 at 1:50
  • there's no xbindkeys in that repo li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el6/x86_64 – Christophorus Reyhan Sep 3 '19 at 1:54

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